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When To See Your Pediatrician

How your pediatrician in Jacksonville, FL, can help your child stay healthy.

Your pediatrician is an expert at knowing what is best for your child’s health, and you want the best for your child. Injuries and illnesses happen, no matter how careful you and your child are. It’s comforting to know that you have a skilled pediatrician to help when you need it.

Dr. Sahar Aboudan at Sahar Aboudan Pediatrics in Jacksonville, FL, provides comprehensive children’s medical services to help your child stay healthy.

You may be able to treat minor injuries or illnesses at home. So, how do you know when you need to take your child to a pediatrician? A fever is often the first clue indicating an infection. A pediatrician needs to see your child if your child has a fever that is:

  • Lasting longer than 2 days
  • Higher than 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit if your child is under 2 months
  • At least 104 degrees Fahrenheit if your child is older

You should also have your child visit a pediatrician if your child has:

  • An ear infection
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Labored breathing
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • A skin rash that doesn’t resolve
  • Diarrhea and constipation
  • Allergies and asthma
  • Abdominal pain

You should also have your child visit a pediatrician in case of an injury or accident, if your child has:

  • Severe bruising
  • Severe pain with movement
  • Severe swelling
  • Fractured or broken bones

Some illnesses or injuries need to be treated as medical emergencies and you should call emergency services if your child is:

  • Having trouble breathing
  • Turning pale or blue
  • Having severe chest or abdominal pain

If your child is sick or injured and you are unsure of what to do, play it safe and call your pediatrician. You will be glad you did.

To find out more about how your pediatrician can help your child stay healthy, call Dr. Sahar Aboudan at Sahar Aboudan Pediatrics in Jacksonville, FL. You can reach her in the office by calling (904) 260-3609, so call today.

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